Celebrate Christmas along with radio's greatest performers, characters and programs. These timeless holiday classics include moving and mirthful comedies, wholesome dramas, and adventurous missions of mercy. May these 21 digitally restored and remastered tales of nostalgia and nativity bring you cheer and become a part of your own Christmas traditions.
Comedy's first couple were busy hosts. As friends and neighbors of Hollywood's greats, you never knew who'd turn up next for a dose of Gracie's nonsense and a song or two from George. This collection of hilarious half-hour visits to the Burns house features a galaxy of famous guests! Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Veronica Lake, Fred Astaire, Alan Ladd, Jack Benny, Harpo Marx, Gregory Peck, Mickey Rooney, Ronald Reagan, and more stop by to exchange gibes with George, be baffled by Gracie, and delight audiences with their playful side.
They've been called the most successful husband and wife comedy team in history, and you'll find no dissension in these ranks. George Burns and Gracie Allen had a chemistry and wit about them that had no parallel. In this sampling of programs from the 1940s, George and Gracie face new livelihoods (and livestock) and mad undertakings (and misunderstandings). They budget and blunder alongside Bill Goodwin, Meredith Willson, Mel Blanc, and special guest Jack Benny.
The madcap scenarios and rib-tickling ripostes in these 16 digitally remastered episodes are as cleverly sharp now as they were when they were originally broadcast in 1947-48. This eight-hour set includes many episodes available for the first time anywhere.
"Love GRACIE ALLEN!"
This episode of Bob Hope's classic NBC radio show originally aired on March 25, 1952.
In 1940, America was still staggering its way out of the Great Depression and war clouds were rolling in from Europe. The upcoming Presidential campaign spotlight turned to perhaps the unlikeliest, but certainly the most entertaining, candidate of all - Gracie Allen. Politics was perfect for Gracie's particular brand of logical illogic. Join the hilarity, and the throngs of supporters, as George Burns, Gracie, and their entire cast embark on a whistle-stop tour all the way to the Surprise Party's national convention in Omaha, Nebraska.
"Well, hello! Come right in! Oh, George! We've got company! " Comedy's first couple were busy hosts. As friends and neighbors of Hollywood's greats, you never knew who'd turn up next for a dose of Gracie's nonsense and a song or two from George. This eight-hour collection of hilarious half-hour visits to the Burns house features a galaxy of famous guests!
Gracie tries to get a movie job for her friend.
This radio dramatization of the classic movie originally aired on February 15, 1943.
"I love this. So delightful."
In the spring of 1947, Gracie turned her eye toward things that are fresh and new: a new hat, a new hemline, and a new home. The real estate wrangling of Beverly Hills most brilliantly befuddled wife finds the Burnses bunking with various members of the cast, occupying a janitor's apartment, and even living seperately at the YMCA/YWCA. All's well that ends well...but, until then it's hilarious!
George tries to get elected to the school board. George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bill Goodwin, Jimmy Cash.
George meets guest Eddie Cantor in the cigar shop and invites him home for dinner.
Gracie and her neighbor, Blanche Morton, decide to form a Housewives Guild.
MGM wants Gracie to appear in the new movie to be made about "Mr. and Mrs. North." Gracie's not interested.
George and Gracie have just returned from a tour of army camps. There's bad news for Frankie, George is going to be a crooner.
George's issue of, "Cowboy Love Tales" has arrived. Gracie Allen wants to join a literary club, telling Mrs. Randolph that George is the great-grandson of poet Robert Burns.
George and Gracie have made the finals in the contest for "Hollywood's Ideal Married Couple."
George is worried about their neighbor, Joe Bagley. Joe sells his television set to Gracie, George thinks Joe is going to replace him in the act with Gracie.
This radio dramatization of the classic movie originally aired on March 29, 1937.
After having their tea leaves read by a fortune teller, George thinks Gracie is leaving him for guest Herbert Marshall.